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The weekend's top 27 rating items on Scoop were…

1: Microsoft Clarifies Misleading NZ Herald Article

Auckland, New Zealand - Tuesday, August 21, 2001 - Microsoft New Zealand says the New Zealand Herald front page article on Microsoft® Internet Explorer on 21 August 2001 is misleading, and assures customers that their privacy is a top priority. The ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0108/S00058.htm


2: Big News: As I Light My Spliff

Well, after entering the drug debate last week, I was both praised on one hand and accused of smoking dope on the other, so I thought I`d carry on¡K writing, that is. As I light my spliff and write this column (just kidding!), I realise the cannabis ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00131.htm


5: Scoop Archive: Boo Boo's Big Stick Bullying Broadcasters Again

"We have a Mafia-like government" announced Libertarianz leader Peter Cresswell today, "who prefer the big stick to moral persuasion. Not content with promoting Radio Boo Boo - that tax-victim funded concept for a state-run youth radio station ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/1d/a0/200108201355.c2a80b46.html


6: Sludge Report #103 – A Perfect Storm For Kyoto

Typhoon Pabuk carrying with it 140kt (260kmh!) winds and torrential rains is scheduled to make landfall in Japan today at Kyoto, the Japanese city whose name has become a household name thanks to its association with the controversial climate change ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00127.htm


7: Tuesday’s Quake Biggest In Six Years

Tuesday’s magnitude 7.0 earthquake 420km northeast of Gisborne was New Zealand’s biggest jolt since a magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck in a similar location on 6 February 1995.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0108/S00060.htm


8: Government To Fix Damning Problems

Defence Minister Mark Burton said today that he commenced work 12 months ago with his officials on fixing long-standing problems within the Ministry of Defence and the Defence Force.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00430.htm


9: Libz To Coasters: 'Ditch The Bitch'

Libertarianz spokesman Richard McGrath today urged the people of the West Coast to send a message to Helen Clark and her eco-fascist friends from the Alliance and Greens. "Tell them to butt out!" he says, 'and begin taking your lives back from ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00093.htm


10: Statement To Reefton Public Meeting - Lee

21 August 2001 Statement To Reefton Public Meeting On 21 August 2001 By Conservation Minister Sandra Lee

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00426.htm


12: Scoop Satire: Awatere Walls Drip Blood

The interisland ferry Awatere experienced yet another unexplainable happening yesterday when thick, rancid blood began dripping from the walls in the forward passenger lounge during an afternoon sailing.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00124.htm


13: Army Acquisition Process A Sham

The Auditor General's report on the Ministry of Defence's 'Acquisition of Light Armoured Vehicles and Light Operational Vehicles' confirms rumours of a significant dysfunctional relationship between the Army, and the Ministry of Defence and the New Zealand Defence ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00433.htm


14: Tourism Award An Insult To Sky City Workers

Workers have concluded, given Sky City’s success at the New Zealand Tourism Award yesterday, that the whole event was a farce.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0108/S00219.htm


15: Big Brother! Hey Sister! – Too Good To Take Off!

Hey Sister! today announced it has signed Big Brother star Jemma Gawned to be the face of its brand. Jemma, too modest to shower without lingerie on the “real-time” television programme, was featured wearing a Hey Sister! Polka Dot lingerie set on ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0107/S00049.htm


16: The New Write 20/8/01

The Young Nationals proved in Wellington last week they are not just superior on the ideological battlefield, but on the actual battlefield as well.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00090.htm


17: Ministry of Defence: Acquisition Of LAVs

This report is about the acquisition of two types of new vehicles for the New Zealand Army (Army):

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00103.htm


18: Big News: Why Should Smoking A Joint Be A Crime?

Last week I was asked if I was going to do a column on decriminalising cannabis, and whether I supported the move. I said yes on both counts. I support dope decriminalisation only if it leads to more education and lower use, especially amongst kids.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00083.htm


19: Electricity Information for Tuesday 21 August 2001

National Savings Day by Day Actual daily electricity savings for the past week are shown below. This data shows exactly what the country saved each day. This data has been seasonally adjusted.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0108/S00218.htm


20: Scoop Links: Typhoon Pabuk Lands Heads For Tokyo

Typhoon Pabuk, which hit the Kii Peninsula in western Japan shortly after 7 p.m. Tuesday, claimed at least two lives as it became the first typhoon in two years to hit the mainland, the Meteorological Agency said. It was expected to reach the Tokyo ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0108/S00063.htm


21: National Radio Midday Report

Lav IIIs – Reefton Mine – Health Services Cut – Phone Bills – Earthquake – Sky City – Middle East – Officer Charged – Prison Escape – Young Dentists – Drink Driving – Red Cross Appeal

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/NM0108/S00089.htm


22: Programme For The Queen's Visit

Prime Minister Helen Clark today released the official programme for the Queen's visit in October.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00429.htm


23: Scoop Images: Trade Ministers In Hunter Valley

Images of Minister Responsible For Trade Negotiations Jim Sutton with Australian Trade Minister Mark Vaile in the Hunter Valley where they are conducting CER talks.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00423.htm


24: Speak Up Helen, Zimbabwe Still Can't Hear You!

Libertarianz Party leader Peter Cresswell continued to condemn Helen Clark's inability to speak out about human rights abuses in Zimbabwe - a fellow member of the Commonwealth with whose leader, Robert Mugabe, she will no doubt be rubbing shoulders at Brisbane's ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00446.htm


25: Greens Perpetuate The Lies

Federated Farmers of New Zealand President Alistair Polson is appalled at the lax standards of journalism displayed in GM could Cost NZ Billions, Says Report, Dominion, 21 August 2001.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00097.htm


26: Green Party Launches Local Body Election Campaign

Auckland Greens will launch their “Auckland City: Clean, Green and Moving” campaign today with their team of eight candidates making a return lunchtime trip on the ferry to Half Moon Bay. In keeping with their commitment to a GE FREE Auckland, GE free ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00101.htm


27: Report On LAV III Only The First Step

ACT Finance spokesman Rodney Hide said today that the Auditor General's report into the acquisition of the Light Armoured Vehicles raised more questions then it answered and could be viewed only as a first step to providing properly for New Zealand's ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00440.htm


28: GE Decision Stands To Lose NZ $3 Billion Per Year

* Food exports to countries who have banned or are considering banning G.E. modified foods totalled $2.779 billion last year.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0108/S00045.htm


29: Defence Procurement Systems A Mess

New Zealand First spokesman on Defence, Ron Mark, today said his stance over the last few years regarding the purchasing process for military equipment, has been totally vindicated by the Report of the Auditor-General into the Army’s acquisition ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00437.htm


30: Silence On Mercury Risks Breaches Patient Rights

Green Health spokesperson Sue Kedgley is concerned that some dentists are breaching patient rights by not informing patients about the risks of mercury amalgam fillings.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00427.htm

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